The Firefox browser that is the default in LM 5 is in my opinion the weakest link in the system, and it seems odd that a beta release would be the default web browser in a new release of a great Linux distro like Mint.
It is not as configurable as the 2 series, especially in the bookmarks area. Plus it just has a feel to it that seems sluggish or something. Please don't tell me how much you love Firefox 3, I am posting about my experience with it.
Firefox 3 will play videos at some sites, but not all, and some it will start the video but not finish it as it hangs about half way through; I never had this problem with any of the 2 series.
I went ahead and downloaded the latest 2, which has 14 at the end of the series number, and the old, good feeling about Firefox is back.
One problem: I cannot get Adobe Flash installed. When I use the command line, after unpacking the tar.gz, I get to the "installation path" section and nothing I put in there, like "/usr/lib/mozilla," works, even though that is where the generic Mozilla folder is. I have tried the /home/(name)/.mozilla folder but that yields an error message, too.